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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

Who else feels Obama trillion dollar stimulus package is fraud?

I have read some specifics of the Obama trillion dollar package. I have come to the conclusion, that there is absolutely no help or relief whatsoever because i don't seem to fit anywhere in stimulus. Same thing with millions of other struggling taxpayers.

Obama says he will give $13 extra a week in paycheck to workers so that economy can be lifted out of recession. However, i can't find work and have been unemployed for months even though i graduated last year with bachelor of science in mathematics. In fact I cannot even find an hourly job which pays $8 an hour job.

And then Obama says highway and infrastructure projects will create jobs. Again, what kind of jobs? And lets say even if you apply for such highway construction job, there would be tens of thosuands of applicants for 1 position only. You have no chance!

Recently 356,000 posted their resume on change.gov in hope they will work for Obama. But only 4,000 vacancies were there. I have a friend who works as a recruiting manager for 1 technology company. And he says that for every 1 position, there are about 958 qualified applicants. So your chance of job is only 1 in 958.

Then he says environmental, and energy programs will create jobs.

What Obama doesn't understand is that for only 1 job there are about 1000 applicants. What kind of job growth will that create?

Obama is joking!

Update:

also i don't see anything wrong in the highways. they are already very good. It sounds very stupid when Obama says,

"economy is very bad. people are struggling. So lets build highways then"

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  • 1 decade ago
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    IN THE STIMULUS BILL

    450 MILLION FOR NASA

    87 BILLION FOR MEDICAID

    • $1 billion for Amtrak (which hasn’t turned a profit in 40 years)

    • $50 Million for The National Endowment for the Arts

    • $400 million for global-warming

    • $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects

    • $650 million for digital TV conversion coupons

    • $600 million for the Federal Government to buy new hybrid cars

    • $7 billion for modernizing federal buildings and facilities

    • $81 billion for Medicaid

    • $36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits

    • $20 billion for food stamps

    • $83 billion for the earned income credit for people who don't pay income tax

    • $252 billion is for income-transfer payments

    • $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film

    • $88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker

    • $448 million for constructing the Department of Homeland Security headquarters

    • $248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters

    • $400 million for the Centers for Disease Control to screen and prevent STD's

    • $1.4 billion for rural waste disposal programs

    • $125 million for the Washington sewer system

    • $1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost overrun of $3 billion

    • $75 million for "smoking cessation activities."

    • $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges

    • $25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction

    • $500 million for state and local fire stations

    • $6 billion to turn federal buildings into "green" buildings

    • $88 million for renovating the headquarters of the Public Health Service

    • $412 million for CDC buildings and property

    • $160 million for volunteers at the Corporation for National Community Service

    • $200 million for reseeding the grass on the National Mall

    • $300 million for Government to purchase “green” electric golf carts

    Some of this may not have made the final cut. There is also little doubt i missed some.

    Fraud? NO, waste and abuse? Yes.

    SFC

    U S Army

    Retired

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  • Lee
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I have read some specifics of the Obama trillion dollar package. I have come to the conclusion, that there is absolutely no help or relief whatsoever because i don't seem to fit anywhere in stimulus. Same thing with millions of other struggling taxpayers.

    I suppose the Bush tax cuts and stimulus package provided more jobs?

    Obama says he will give $13 extra a week in paycheck to workers so that economy can be lifted out of recession. However, i can't find work and have been unemployed for months even though i graduated last year with bachelor of science in mathematics. In fact I cannot even find an hourly job which pays $8 an hour job.

    He also extended your unemployment and or welfare benefits until you're able to find a job. Furthermore he also set aside $54 billion to go to schools for upgrades and increasing teachers pay. You have a degree in Math, why not teach? Besides, you not being able to find a job isn't Obama's fault. He inherited this mess from the previous administration who for years told us the economy was growing and there were plenty of jobs.

    And then Obama says highway and infrastructure projects will create jobs. Again, what kind of jobs? And lets say even if you apply for such highway construction job, thousands be tens of thousands of applicants for 1 position only. You have no chance!

    For those who work in construction this is a blessing because the previous administration did nothing to maintain or improve our infrastructure. Thousands of jobs will probably be created on the state level because of this.

    Recently 356,000 posted their resume on change.gov in hope they will work for Obama. But only 4,000 vacancies were there. I have a friend who works as a recruiting manager for 1 technology company. And he says that for every 1 position, there are about 958 qualified applicants. So your chance of job is only 1 in 958.

    But Bush's tax cuts were supposed to create millions of jobs. In fact every month he kept telling us that jobs were being created, so where are they? Oh yeah, India and China.

    Then he says environmental, and energy programs will create jobs.

    What Obama doesn't understand is that for only 1 job there are about 1000 applicants. What kind of job growth will that create?

    Again, it's better than what we had previously.

    Obama is joking!

    No, I think he is quite serious. Is the plan perfect? No. Even Obama said so. But it's a start. And who knows how much he had to consent to Republicans to get it passed in the first place. Their only answer is tax cuts which clearly hasn't worked. Bush spent over $5 trillion in 8 years and what was our return on that investment? The highest unemployment rate since the 80's, he more than doubled the national debt, he took away funding for our college students, and a "war" that can't be won. In fact he spent more than any other president in American history. Give the man a chance.

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  • 1 decade ago

    This pork bill was a pay off to every liberal group/person that handed over the fat cash that bought him the election. The fact that the Democrats and Obama did not insist that E-VERIFY must be in the bill is proof this had nothing to do with creating jobs for Americans.

    E-VERIFY would insure that what few jobs are created go to Americans and legal residents instead of illegal immigrants. As it is they estimate over 300,000 of those jobs WE pay for with pur tax dollars will go to illegal immigrants.

    What is hilarious is all these blacks that voted for Obama because he is black are ignorant of the fact he could care less if they have jobs when they have higher unemployment rates then Hispanics. So much for the brother looking out for his homeboys.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ask yourself, what was the major economic issue that got us into the recession in the first place.

    Answer - Housing bubble + Irresponsible lenders = Forclosure

    But how much of the "Stimulus" is Obama throwing at it?

    50 to 100 billion.

    Out of 800 billion.

    This simply does not make sense. It will not fix the issue.

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  • TAT
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    He is a socialist who thought FDR did what was right even though it made the recession into a depression that lasted longer than it had to. He just does not see the true picture and neither do those who follow him

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    And when George Bush get "selected" by supreme court after losing 2000 election, that was not fraud? When Bush failed to provide hurricane katrina relief to new orleans, that was not fraud?

    Bush was the biggest fraud ever seen.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes your right the stimulus package is a joke but what can we expect from someone that has no clue what he is doing .Its like we have a ditch digger trying to be a Brain surgeon.He must have a IQ of a rock.The only people that are going to benefit from this is the poor poor people that don't work enough to even count, they will only get more welfare.

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  • 1 decade ago

    ollie got good list,but only seams to stimulate bigger govt! wheres the jobs we lost in last 15 years go.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Since millions is going to his home state and millions going to Pelosi's district for a damn mouse yea I'd say it was a scam.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is as a fraud as the bank bailout, but at least its not only helping the bank execs who mismanaged their banks in the first place.

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